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Sister Charles Van Hoy

Sister Charles was born on November 2, 1929 and died on January 27, 2021.

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Sister Charles is a native of Bloomington, Indiana. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Charles entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1949, and professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1956.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree, and earned a master’s degree in library science from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sister Charles mostly ministered as a librarian, teacher or principal, including teaching and serving as principal at St. Anthony in Indianapolis, from 1964-70, and as teacher and librarian at St. Charles in Peru, Indiana, from 1973-75.

Here is her complete ministry

In Oklahoma: Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Tulsa (1951-52).

In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, St. Ann (1952-53); Teacher, Immaculata (1957-62).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Mel, Chicago (1953-56).

In North Carolina: Teacher, St. Therese, Wilson (1956-57).

In Indiana: Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne (1962-64); Teacher/Principal, St. Anthony, Indianapolis (164-70); Teacher, All Saints, Indianapolis (1970-71); Teacher/Librarian, St. Charles, Peru (1973-75); Bookkeeper/Adult Education Teacher, United Southside Community Organization, Indianapolis (1975-83); Pastoral Associate, St. Patrick/Holy Rosary Parish, Indianapolis (1983-93); Director of Activity Department, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1994-96); Coordinator of Activities, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2006-14); Volunteer, Helping Hands/Providence Food Pantry, West Terre Haute (2014-17); Residential Services, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2014-18); Prayer, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2018-2021).

In Maryland: Teacher, St. Clement, Lansdowne (1971-73).


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